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NAPOLCOM, PNP prepares for next PNP recruitment program

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MANILA, Philippines – In its continuing effort to help maintain peace and order and public safety in the country, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) approved the recruitment of 18,568 Police Officer 1 (PO1) through Resolution No. 2014-155 to increase police personnel strength, improve police-to-population ratio and enhance police visibility.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that for CY 2014, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will recruit 13,000 civilians for the regular recruitment quota and 5,568 new police officers for the attrition recruitment quota.

“The regular recruitment quota is intended to strengthen territorial units in highly populated areas in some Police Regional Offices (PROs) where economic activities are prevalent in support of the government’s thrust of fueling the economy,” Escueta said, adding that “It is also aimed to fill the manpower requirement of the two (2) newly created battalions of the Special Action Force (SAF).”

Escueta added that the attrition recruitment quota is intended to replenish personnel loss due to retirement, separation or death of PNP members, and to strengthen the manpower build-up of the Maritime Group (MG) and Aviation Security Group (AVSEG) in the different airports and seaports of the country.

The 13,000 regular quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO2- 30; PRO3- 214; PRO4B- 72 PRO5- 44; PRO6- 415; PRO7- 357; PRO8- 139; PRO9- 174; PRO10- 304; PRO11- 777; PRO12- 333; PRO13- 107; PRO COR- 34; NCRPO- 9,200 SAF- 800. Regions 1, 4A (CALABARZON) and ARMM were not allocated a quota for this recruitment program.

The 5,568 attrition quota is distributed per region, as follows: PRO1- 308; PRO2- 198; PRO3- 335; PRO4A- 408; PRO4B- 122 PRO5- 428; PRO6- 388; PRO7- 359; PRO8- 291; PRO9- 237; PRO10- 218; PRO11- 297; PRO12- 233; PRO13- 93; PRO COR- 215; PRO ARMM- 211; NCRPO- 794; MG- 200; AVSEG- 233.

Vice-Chairman Escueta urged the PNP to conduct a nationwide dissemination through the tri-media to give opportunity to applicants coming from cities and municipalities covered by the quota distribution and to strictly follow the prescribed procedures on recruitment, selection and appointment of PNP uniformed personnel. He added that the Psychological/Psychiatric Examination (PPE) and Physical Agility Test (PAT) shall be conducted simultaneously nationwide.

“Chiefs of PNP offices/units and members of the PNP Regional Screening Committees are required to ensure strict compliance with the recruitment procedures and guarantee the appointment of the best and most qualified police personnel, otherwise, they would be subjected to administrative sanctions,” Escueta stressed.

Applications can be filed at the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan Taguig City and at the Police Regional Offices nationwide.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.